Photo: Reproduced in H. Barbara Weinberg, "Thomas B. Clarke: Foremost Patron of American Art from 1872 to 1899," 1976
26.2 Nantucket Genre—Outdoors
In June 1869 Johnson married Elizabeth Buckley of Troy, New York, and the following summer he and his wife and their baby, Ethel, went to Nantucket, Massachusetts for the season. Johnson responded enthusiastically to Nantucket, which seemed to be filled with characters and activities that appealed to him, and the couple returned to the island each summer. Beside painting genre scenes of men, women, and children both indoors and outside, Johnson launched a major theme—the cranberry harvest—a time in the fall when the whole community turned out to pick the wild cranberries ripening in the bogs of Nantucket. Johnson made at least eighteen studies before crafting his major painting, The Cranberry Harvest, which was exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1880. —PH
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Hills no. 26.2.9
The New England Pedler [sic]
Alternate titles: possibly The Pedlar [sic]; New England Peddler; The Churchman; The New England Peddler
Oil on canvas
29 x 19 in. (73.7 x 48.3 cm)
Signed left and dated 1879
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Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "The New England Pedler [sic], 1879 (Hills no. 26.2.9)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=407 (accessed on September 30, 2022).